A creative couple commissioned Russian for Fish to re-conceive their top-floor studio as a one-bedroom apartment, adjusting the layout without making any structural changes. Working with a limited budget, we preserved as much of the existing structure as possible, using timber studs to create new partitions, splitting the studio into bedroom and living area and off-the-shelf fixtures to create a new, larger kitchen.

Bathing was an important daily ritual for the clients, so we introduced a sense of ceremony to the relocated bathroom by adding a stepped platform with a sunken tub, complemented by high-end sanitary ware. The sink and WC were separated from the bath area by a sliding door, enabling them to be accessed from the living room. Interiors were finished in a pared-back contemporary style, with a predominately white palette giving the clients a blank canvas upon which to introduce their own ideas.